SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING VIDEO WITH ADVERTISEMENTS OVER A NETWORK

  • US 20190158896A1
  • Filed: 01/23/2019
  • Published: 05/23/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for sharing video over a structured hierarchical network comprising:

  • a first server system receiving a first video file in a first format from a first client via the network;

    the first server system creating a second video file in a second format by converting at least a portion of the first video file from a first format to a second format, independent from receiving a command from the first client to perform such conversion;

    the first server system storing the first video file and second video file;

    the first server system generating an identifier for video content corresponding to the first video file and the second video file;

    the first server system receiving a request to stream the identified video content to a second server system or a second client via the network;

    the first server system sending the stored first video file or the second video file corresponding to the identified video content to a second server system or a second client via the network depending on the second server system'"'"'s compatibility or the second client'"'"'s compatibility with a first format or a second format; and

    the first server system sending an advertisement for display with the video content sent in the stored first video file or stored second video file.

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